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(dʒaɪˈnændrəs; dʒɪ-; ɡaɪ-)
1. (Botany) (of flowers such as the orchid) having the stamens and styles united in a column
2. (Biology) hermaphroditic
[C19: from Greek gunandros of uncertain sex, from gunē woman + anēr man]
gyˈnandry, gyˈnandrism n


(gaɪˈnæn drəs, dʒɪ-)

having stamens and pistils united in a column, as in orchids.
[1800–10; < Greek gýnandros of doubtful sex. See gyn-, -androus]
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The most important variations include: a) flower sexuality: spikelets with male and female flowers may be gynandrous (with the female flower distal), androgynous (with the male flower distal) and mesogynous (with female flowers proximal and distal to the male flowers); b) shape (shortly ovate, elliptical, lanceolate, linear, ovate, etc); c) compression (laterally or dorsiventrally compressed or more or less terete); d) rachilla internodes more or less straight, zigzag or flexuose; e) rachilla prolongation exceeding (e.g.
The spikes with unisexual and bisexual spikelets (in given cases) may be gynandrous (i.e.